A Puppet’s Gift

for Freddy, Dominic,
and all ye of the holey, holy socks

A sock with holes can always start anew.
The wider world is waiting for your play.
There’s more to life than hiding in a shoe.

A puppet is the great escape for you.
So let it out to greet the shining day.
A sock with holes can always start anew.

You make the puppet from a piece of you,
The one that keeps the words you never say.
There’s more to life than hiding in a shoe.

You give the puppet purpose and a use
And help the lost in you to find its way.
A sock with holes can always start anew.

So let your socks and puppets pay their dues
And free you from the prison of your ways.
There’s more to life than hiding in a shoe.

Your peaceful puppets prosper as you do.
The world awaits your wisdom in a play.
A sock with holes can always start anew.
There’s more to life than hiding in a shoe.


A Villanelle for Franks MeetingTheBar at
dVerse.

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8 thoughts on “A Puppet’s Gift

  1. I read this poem as a beautiful, gentle reminder for all of us shy and reserved types. I loved the whole thing and especially these lines: “You make the puppet from a piece of you,
    The one that keeps the words you never say.”

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  2. Loyal to the form, meticulously done, Dr Howe. Interesting theme, a new wineskin sort of positive message. I trust your puppeteering friends have enjoyed it as thoroughly as I did?

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  3. Glorious sock puppets…..a toy of little cost; a repurposing; a way to communicate through a darned yarn! 🙂 Well done! Sometimes I wish I could talk through something else…have my inner most feelings said, but not by me! 🙂

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